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Public Health (District Nursing, Health Visiting or School Nursing) MSc/PGDip

City, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    52 weeks

Course summary

Key information

You will combine the latest research and theory with practical work-based learning on these programmes for qualified nurses and midwives. You will learn with expert practitioners and researchers who are leaders in community-based healthcare, enhancing your career and enabling you to contribute to research in the field.

Benefits of this course

You will cover a wide range of areas that influence community-based healthcare, including:

public health policy, practice, care delivery and service development
the social and cultural perspectives of public health, health and disease
the role of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working in relation to public health practice
essential skills and knowledge to practise autonomously and organise and appraise practice and learning
competency to prescribe from the community practitioner formulary for nurse prescribers.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Science (MSc)
Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)
Graduate Diploma (GDip)

Who is this course for?

If you are a qualified nurse or midwife and want to develop your career along a specialist community practitioner route, these programmes will give you the skills and knowledge you need.

You will back up your commitment to prevention and health promotion with the latest research and evidence-based practice and gain a professionally recognised academic qualification of BSc (Hons), Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Diploma, the last of which can lead to an MSc.


Depending on which practitioner route you follow, on successful completion of this programme, you will be eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Specialist Practice District Nurse, or to register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse if you want to become a health visitor or school nurse.

As your career progresses, you could consider roles such as:

practice teachers
community matrons
nurse consultants
professional organisation officers
institution lecturers
specialist roles within district nursing/health visiting/school nursing.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,170per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 77

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    137 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93.0 93%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%



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